CHESTER -- A weekend fashion show in Chester County quickly turned into a gang-related riot that left a woman with a gunshot wound, authorities said.
A man involved in the early Sunday riot later was hurt in a drive-by shooting inside the city limits, authorities said.
Officials were piecing together the details Monday, narrowing down a list of possible suspects. No charges have been filed in the case.
"I'm still trying to figure this out," said Chester County Sheriff Robby Benson.
The fight erupted just before 12:15 a.m. at a show inside the armory just north of Chester near Old York Road, authorities said.
Keisha Brown, 29, said she was among several hundred people at the show for clothing and hair styles because her sister was modeling that night.
Everything was going well until Brown was about to leave, she said. Some people who had just arrived started picking on another group. A punch was thrown, and the melee ensued.
"We were standing there posing for a picture," Brown said. "All of a sudden, this dude that they were chasing came over ... and jumped across the table. And somebody threw a chair, and it hit me in my mouth and on my shoulder. And they just started beating him right there on top of the table."
A sheriff's office report says the fight supposedly began when one gang member approached someone from another gang. About 10 people were involved in the brawl.
People began leaving the building after the fight started.
Two off-duty Chester city police officers were working at the event and tried to break up the fight with a Taser, the report states. The officers called for backup when shots were fired.
When deputies arrived, they could hear gunshots in the parking lot behind the building. They tried to help the injured and EMS was dispatched, but emergency workers had to wait until the scene was safe. The S.C. Highway Patrol was called in to help control the riot.
No one was seriously injured in the shooting, said Detective Phillip Perry of the sheriff's office. Tihesha Gladney, 27, was shot in the elbow. She was taken to Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill and released.
Maurice Douglas, 26, had a cut on his head and was treated at Chester Regional Medical Center.
After the shooting, authorities said one of the men involved in the armory fight, 27-year-old Brian Mack, was shot through the right leg with a high-powered rifle on Ashford Street.
Mack told police that a gray SUV pulled up around 1 a.m., turned off its lights, and someone inside opened fire, according to a police report from the city of Chester. The vehicle then left toward Columbia Street.
Mack was treated by EMS and taken to a hospital, although the report didn't indicate which one.
Investigators say determining who did what in these cases won't be easy.
"It's probably gonna take us a while," Perry said. "We've got an idea. We're working on some names."
Like Brown, Perry said the armory debacle is a case of a good event with a few bad guests.
"It just seems like any time good folks try to have a gathering, bad folks come in and screw it up for them," he said.